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ellied

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Fruiting tree..
« on: September 26, 2011, 08:58:19 am »


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Fleecewife

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Re: Fruiting tree..
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2011, 09:42:40 am »
It looks like a crab apple  :apple:
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ellisr

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Re: Fruiting tree..
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2011, 12:17:15 pm »
Try having a look at this site I find it helpful http://waynesword.palomar.edu/ecoph17.htm

SallyintNorth

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Re: Fruiting tree..
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2011, 02:20:14 pm »
It's not quince is it?  I worked at a place once where they had quince and the fruit looked like that.  Very very hard flesh but oh, so beautiful cooked slowly in my morning porridge!  :yum:
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Greenerlife

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Re: Fruiting tree..
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2011, 04:42:59 pm »
I went past a tree just like this one today when I was walking my dog!  i wondered if it was a crab apple.  how big are the fruits? They do look like quince, but by the looks of the first picture they are probably too small for quince.  I will come back to this thread when someone else defiitey knows!  (and then perhaps go scrumping!  :D

benkt

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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2011, 09:27:44 pm »
I'd go for crab apple too - looks just like mine except my fruits are red!

ellied

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Re: Fruiting tree..
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2011, 08:10:25 am »
I assumed it was a crab apple for the last 10 years, and left it alone for the birds.. this year I decided to pick a few and try and "do something with them" but someone came to visit while they were in the kitchen and said it didn't look like crab apples she'd seen, so I cut one open and it's not an appley appearance (seeds, texture etc) at all so I didn't know.. ???

I wondered if it might be a quince but had no idea what that would look like either hence posting for expert input ;)

The fruit are a bit bigger than a cherry or a gooseberry, have a base that looks like the bottom of an apple, but inside is more like the texture of a gooseberry and they have turned yellow at maturity.  Seeds are like nothing I've seen ::)

Maybe I'll leave them for the birds again.. :dunce:
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SallyintNorth

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Re: Fruiting tree..
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2011, 08:41:29 am »
The quinces I had were hard inside, I don't know if they would go like a gooseberry if left.

If it were me, I'd stew a bit up and try a tiny bit.  If nice, and no ill effects, try a little bit more, and so on.  But that's just me - still here so far!  ;D
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doganjo

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Re: Fruiting tree..
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2011, 09:38:29 am »
You've got a good garden centre not fr away, Ellie - take some fruit and leaves along and ask them to identify it.  See you tomorrow at Philipstoun, 4.15pm (Jim has plenty helpers so back to original pick up time.  If you get lost phone my mobile, and if your car is Ok come here first as I have dog cages to put the girls in..
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Fleecewife

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Re: Fruiting tree..
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2011, 09:55:51 am »
From the leaves it's apple, the seeds just look like unfertilised/sterile apple seeds.  The variety would be Golden Hornet.
If you are very unsure, have you tried smelling the fruit for an appley smell>
Quinces are much bigger and grow on a tree of different habit - or the ones I have seen do.  At first I thought it was a mirabel, but the fruits are all wrong, the tree is all wrong and there is no stone  ;D
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Do something today that your future self will thank you for - plant a tree

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dizzy1pig

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Re: Fruiting tree..
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2011, 11:01:01 am »
definately crab  apple  :thumbsup:

ellied

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Re: Fruiting tree..
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2011, 08:23:20 pm »
OK then back to looking for/at crab apple recipes I guess :)

Thanks all
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